The LInk Between Mental and Physical Health: Can A Saliva-Based Genetic Test Bring Us Closer To Treating The Whole Person?
July 17, 2013
Hosted by Meg Richichi
Psychiatric disorders like depression, anxiety, bipolar disease or autism are complex- environmental and biological factors are part of the picture. These biological factors include genetics, neurotransmitter and receptor activity, as well as medical conditions mimicking psychiatric disorders. Imagine having tangible and specific bio-markers in psychiatry as clinically useful as any standard tests. My up coming guest, Dr. Jay Lombard believes we’re almost there! He is the Chief Scientific Officer and Medical Director of Genomind- a trusted partner to clinicians keeping them informed of the rapidly changing landscape of personalized medicine. The Genomind’s saliva-based genetic test can help clinicians understand their patients’ genetic and biological profiles. In turn, helping them make more informed treatment decisions. The test can be used to avoid the current “trial and error” approach. Dr. Lombard will discuss this panel and share case studies from clinicians using the test.
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Women of all ages continue to travel at a velocity completely out of rhythm with who they are. The way a woman lives her life is directly linked to her health, vitality and how sexy she feels! A woman doesn’t wake up one day with PMS, fibroids, being 20 pounds overweight or lupus. These symptoms reflect lifestyle choices made over time.
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I've been an Integrative Women’s Health Practitioner for the last 18 years blending both Eastern and Western modalities in my NYC practice. My extensive studies include training in holistic-functional medicine with esteemed physicians a in the U.S., a leading hospital in Vietnam, herbalogy and shamanic healing practices in the Brazilian Rain Forest.
I’m a health detective that thinks outside the box of conventional medicine. I treat the whole person and seeing beyond the label of symptoms and disease. Women are not deficient in synthetic hormones or immune suppressant drugs but in vital nutrients and healthier life style choices.
I focus on stress related hormonal imbalances including infertility, autoimmune disorders, gut issues and pain syndromes. My integrative approach includes personalized programs in nutrition, detoxification and supplementation setting women back on a path of feeling whole and vibrant.
I also facilitate workshops and speak to a wide range of audiences that include NYC top hospitals, Infertility organizations and Equinox. I’ve also done magazine and radio interviews for Vogue, Real Simple, NPR, Refinery29, Well+Good and VitalJuice.